Local Host Committee

SCATLA-Group-2015-300x195.jpgWelcome to Long Beach! The 2016 ATLA Annual Conference promises to be one of the best yet, with conference sessions, plenary speakers, worship services, and excursions that reflect the diversity and innovative spirit of Southern California.

Dubbed the "Urban Waterfront Playground," Long Beach offers both big city culture, as well as the laid-back pleasures of a beach town. You will find more than 160 restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from before taking advantage of a variety of entertainment options, such as the Laugh Factory, the Aquarium of the Pacific, or the Queen Mary. Long Beach also offers convenient transportation to other parts of the Los Angeles area, including fixed rail transit that connects directly to downtown Los Angeles. SCATLA hosted excursions include visits to the Getty Museum and Research Library and to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

The newly renovated Hyatt Regency Long Beach provides several rooms with ocean views and gorgeous spaces with plenty of California sunshine. Restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are all within walking distance. The opening reception will take place in the beautiful Seaview Foyer & Rotunda, with opportunity to take advantage of the outside pool deck and fire pit.

The Local Host Committee has posted several items to Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter to help attendees plan their time in Southern California. You will also find information about the variety of institutions that make up SCATLA.

We're looking forward to hosting the conference and seeing all of you in Long Beach!​


- SCATLA, The Southern California Theological Library Association


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